The Sanctuary: Mindfulness in the Classroom

The Sanctuary is a meditation centre for social change in the heart of Dublin City. It is a charity founded by Sr. Stan Kennedy in 1998, long before meditation or mindfulness was on the tip of everyone’s tongue.

Most importantly, it was inspired by Stan’s own personal practice of contemplation and meditation and its ability to sustain Stan in her commitment to work with homeless people and her other social innovations.

The Sanctuary originated with a focus on personal well-being; and indeed continues to offer courses on yoga, mindfulness, meditation and drop in sessions for those seeking to maintain their balance: both physically and mentally.

However, what is most inspiring is the way the Sanctuary reflects Stan’s mission for social change.

The Sanctuary has evolved organically over the years to include mindfulness programmes for schools, programmes for carers and those working on the frontlines of society. Moreover, it offers tailored programmes for commercial organisations, charities, workplace and management teams.

All its courses are inspired by a deep and heartfelt wish and vision to change culture through compassionate action, ultimately helping to create a more resilient society.

Upcoming course: Mindfulness in the Classroom:

Date: 05/07/2021 - 09/07/2021 From: 09:30  - 14:30 Price: €515

Paws b is for children aged 7 -11 and is offered formally as a series of PSHE lessons, and informally through integrating the learning and practice of mindfulness in all National Curriculum subjects and in the children’s everyday lives. It is a primary school version of .b and was developed thanks to a core development team of Tabitha Sawyer and Rhian Roxburgh.

Who this is for: This programme has been designed for teachers, but it is suitable for anyone working with young people.

Course prerequisites:

Application process:

All candidates must apply through the Mindfulness in Schools website. Link to The Sanctuary's course is here under the heading "Overseas Partner Courses":

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
31st May, 2021
Expiry Date
5th Jul, 2021